The Chinese Eastern Railway (or CER; Chinese: 东清铁路; also known as the Chinese Far East Railway) was a railway in northeastern China (Manchuria) linking Chita with Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. English speakers have sometimes referred to this line as the Manchurian Railway. Russians know it as "Китайско-Восточная железная дорога", or КВЖД (Kitaysko-Vostochnaya zheleznaya doroga, KVZhD).
The southern branch of the CER, known in the West as the South Manchuria Railway, became the locus and partial casus belli for the Russo-Japanese War and the Second Sino-Japanese War (including incidents leading up to the latter from 1927).
The administration of the CER and the Chinese Eastern Railway Zone was based in Harbin.
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